Musher Details

2019 Iditarod » Mushers » Jeff Deeter

Jeff Deeter

Bib Number: 25
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Jeff Deeter, 30, moved to Alaska with his parents at the age of six. His mom took a job teaching in Norvik. Jeff says, “That was my first exposure to sled dogs, and I was immediately hooked. I began seriously mushing at age 15 with family friends, Frank and Claudia Sihler. I ran my first Iditarod at age 19 in 2008, then took a 10 year break. I used that time to figure out what I wanted to do with my adult life. After attempting college and realizing it wasn’t for me, I met my wife, KattiJo, and we started building a kennel together. In 2013 we opened Black Spruce Dog Sledding, a home-based tour business that introduces people to mushing and the unique lifestyle that surrounds the sport. This year-round tour business allows us and our dogs to do what we love every day. In 2018, I returned to Iditarod with a pretty young group of dogs. It was the toughest race I’ve run to date, with multiple snow storms, high winds and warm temperatures. It was also some of the most fun I’ve ever had on a race. I enjoy being in bad weather because it makes me feel removed from the rest of the world, and allows me to really focus on the immediate situation and the animals in my care. Being in the bad weather is the ultimate test of the trust between a musher and their dogs. It’s a great way to challenge our team and ourselves. Ironically, those conditions have made me more excited than ever to run Iditarod again this year. I’m looking forward to running a stronger, tougher, more experienced dog team in this year’s race.” Jeff lists his hobbies as Home design and building, animal husbandry, yard work, running, snowboarding, ax-throwing.

Sponsors

Doug/Arlene, WA
Julie F, WI
Fowler Family, GA
Mystery Donor, GERMANY
Stephanie Franzen
The Bailey Family, MA
Gretchen/Noah
Jade M
Auto Trim Design
ML/Paula, CA
The Last Checkpoint Retired Sled Dog Kennels
Anne and Charlie, MT
The Zanetti Family, PA/AK

Jamie/Marco, TX
Melissa M, WA
John/Claudia, MO
Caleb K
The Karstensen Family
Karen/Clarence, WI
Caralyn/Lillian, NJ
Kurt M, FL
Marilyn C, NM
The Clifford Gals, TX
dogbooties.com
The Woodwell Family, PA
Mike and Annita, CA


2019 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/03 14:46:00 13
Yentna 3/03 21:12:00 13 3/03 21:14:00 13 0h 2m 6h 26m 6.53 42
Skwentna 3/04 00:39:00 13 3/04 03:43:00 13 3h 4m 3h 25m 8.78 30
Finger Lake 3/04 11:27:00 13 3/04 11:33:00 13 0h 6m 7h 44m 5.17 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 14:57:00 13 3/04 18:56:00 12 3h 59m 3h 24m 8.82 30
Rohn 3/04 23:33:00 12 3/04 23:52:00 12 0h 19m 4h 37m 7.58 35
Nikolai 3/05 15:11:00 12 3/05 20:24:00 11 5h 13m 15h 19m 4.90 75
McGrath 3/06 04:04:00 11 3/07 05:00:00 11 24h 56m 7h 40m 6.26 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/07 07:17:00 11 3/07 07:18:00 11 0h 1m 2h 17m 7.88 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 10:06:00 11 3/07 14:10:00 10 4h 4m 2h 48m 8.21 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 05:45:00 10 3/08 12:22:00 10 6h 37m 15h 35m 5.13 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 19:30:00 10 3/09 03:35:00 10 8h 5m 7h 8m 7.71 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 06:47:00 10 3/09 06:48:00 10 0h 1m 3h 12m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 09:13:00 10 3/09 15:51:00 9 6h 38m 2h 25m 7.45 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/10 03:48:00 9 3/10 03:59:00 9 0h 11m 10h 57m 5.66 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/10 17:29:00 9 3/10 23:24:00 8 5h 55m 13h 30m 4.44 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/11 14:41:00 8 3/11 20:42:00 8 6h 1m 15h 17m 5.56 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 02:22:00 8 3/12 08:25:00 8 6h 3m 5h 40m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 16:23:00 8 3/12 22:10:00 8 5h 47m 7h 58m 6.28 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 04:49:00 8 3/13 09:51:00 7 5h 2m 6h 39m 7.22 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 17:50:00 7 3/14 01:50:00 7 8h 0m 7h 59m 5.76 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 08:43:00 7 3/14 08:46:00 7 0h 3m 6h 53m 7.99 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 11:48:12 7 3h 2m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 22